Black and White Waves of Mavericks Beach

Black and White Waves of Mavericks Beach

Mavericks Beach in Half Moon Bay is famous for being one of the biggest wave breaks in the world. The beach is truly epic and its dangerous swells are some of the most beautiful and startling waves in Northern California; loved by surfers for their size and power. To me, always lured by the potential of the unknown, finally seeing this fabled beach was a treat. Last weekend the waves were not as massive as I hoped them to be, but still, I got all the energy and power of freedom I came for. 

Yosemite: A Winter Wonder

Yosemite: A Winter Wonder

I will never be really able to put words to my first experience in Yosemite. But I do know Yosemite, to me, will always be a sunrise over a cosmos, the thunder of water crashing on the massive stones of the Sierra, a morning fog dancing over landscapes full of snow, a moonlight walk to the starry falls, and him, a man who gave it all to me. I'm honestly not sure if I ever want to know Yosemite differently, but at the same time I can't wait to go back for more of that feeling being so small and so free.

Winter's Sunrise on Top of Twin Peaks

Winter's Sunrise on Top of Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is ideal to see the 360 degree version of San Francisco. The view is so beautiful. Downtown, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Port, the whole Peninsula is wide open in front of your eyes. I have no idea why it took me 9 years to get there. I think Twin Peaks should be the number 1 destination to visit when you arrive in San Francisco for the first time, well, unless you are afraid to leave your heart in San Francisco or to be carried away by the freezing wind.  

Sunrise in Capitola Village

Sunrise in Capitola Village

I honestly don't know how I have never visited Capitola before. I've been so many times to Santa Cruz and never even suspected that just few minutes south there was this charming old beach town with a Mediterranean flavor. Well, now I know what a beautiful little spot by the ocean it is. I also have a thing for piers; each time I see a pier as old as Capitola's, I know immediately this is my kind of place.

The Beautiful Beaches Of Lord Howe Island, Australia

The Beautiful Beaches Of Lord Howe Island, Australia

Many of you know how addicted I am to the Islands that capture something in my imagination. I am attracted to them for their turquoise water, white sandy beaches and green lush surroundings, but none of the islands I have visited before possess the charm of Lord Howe Island. Trust me, Lord Howe Island offers so much more with its unique landscapes and dramatic beauty of spectacular volcanic cliffs, sea caves, pristine clear waters, exotic birds and marine life.